Québec City, a business destination on track to achieve Biosphere certification

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Québec City is on track to achieve a milestone: becoming the world's first French-speaking destination to obtain Biosphere sustainable certification. Following the lead of Destination Québec cité (DQc), the first regional tourism association in the province to earn the Biosphere certification in early 2024, numerous industry stakeholders are joining the movement towards sustainable tourism to create a robust culture of environmental sustainability throughout the destination.

Several of Québec City Business Destination's partners already hold the Biosphere certification:


Others are actively progressing towards certification:

World-Renowned Recognition

Developed by the Responsible Tourism Institute, Biosphere is an international sustainability certification and management system, recognized worldwide by UNESCO and UNWTO (World Tourism Organization). Biosphere operates in over 77 countries, its network currently includes more than 55 destinations worldwide and over 4,000 member businesses from various sectors, including hotels, restaurants, retail, media, and many others. Since 2017, the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, this system has been elected as the best certification tool for sustainability, aligning practices of destinations and businesses with the United Nations' 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Biosphere-certified entities are assessed according to their contribution to each of the SDGs.


Personalized support for tourism businesses

Destination Québec cité (DQc), the regional tourism office, assists tourism businesses and organizations in their transition to sustainable and accessible tourism and helps them obtain the Biosphere certification. By working in partnership with DQc, they can benefit from the advice and resources they need to achieve Biosphere's sustainability targets and turn their long-term sustainable commitments into reality.


Planning a business event in Québec City and looking for information about our eco-friendly venues?

Contact our team 


Operating a tourism business in Québec City and looking for Biosphere recognition for your sustainable development practices?

Start certification

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